Polymers 2018 Successfully Closed

On March 21-23, 2018, the journal Polymers organized the first international conference entitled Polymers: Design, Function and Application in Barcelona. It was a three-day event at the University of Barcelona, with more than 170 attendees from 37 countries. The event was characterized by many fascinating discussions. The conference was chaired by Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker (Fraunhofer Institute for […]

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Preprints Posts Its 3000th Article

Passing the milestone of 3000 preprints online is a good time to reflect on the achievement and growth of preprints. Any author enjoys the feeling of making their work available. With preprints, we help them to promote their work within hours. While offering a different service to a peer-reviewed journal, posting a preprint can have substantial […]

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Happy First Birthday to Preprints.org

Today marks one year since the very first preprint was posted at Preprints.org. Over 1400 preprints later we are pleased to say that the platform has grown very well over that time and want to say a big thank you to all who have supported us. We have posted the work of over 5400 authors […]

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A new look for MDPI papers

You may have noticed a fresh look to many MDPI journals over the past few months. We have given the article PDFs a makeover to enhance readability and make the research more accessible than ever.   There are a number of changes, but here are a few of the main features of the new look: More compact front matter: […]

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Q&A I: Authors, Submission and Peer-Review

We always enjoy opportunities to get direct face-to-face feedback from authors and readers, and the recent open access week was an excellent opportunity. We were asked a number of interesting questions that we thought would merit a wider audience. This post kicks off a short series including a selection of the best questions. We are […]

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